Gernot Rohr has reacted to the performance of Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi in Nigeria’s 2-0 loss to Serbia at the Hive Stadium on Tuesday night.
Though the Hale End Academy product was praised by Rohr, the German manager also suggested that he was showboating, particularly in the second half, adding that the Super Eagles prefer to play as a unit.
”With us all the time he’s very good, already in Poland and he was fantastic tonight,” Rohr told Evening Standard.
“Perhaps some times [he did] a little too much individually, he wanted to make a show. We prefer collective football.
”But when he can eliminate his opponent it’s very good. He’s with us all the time in confidence. He’s free when he has the ball.
“I don’t know what the tactical options of Arsene Wenger are when he’s with Arsenal but with us he’s free offensively and he can show all his qualities.”
Iwobi was replaced by Junior Ajayi with two minutes left on the clock, the Gunners number 17 was substituted on the hour mark in the 1-0 win over Poland last Friday.
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